Comments on ammo shortage

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    in my area a few of the people that buy up ammo and are reselling the stuff. Others are stocking up for resale later if a ban ensues.

    Lots of people are taking CCW classes that require a shooting portion.

    THe business to be in is ammo. Make it and sell it, in this economy its guns and ammo that beats the economic trend.

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    The .380 problem has been caused by both the run on ammo, but also due to the fact that manufacturers have introduced several new pistols chambered in that caliber targeted for the concealed carry market.

    As far as the overall shortage, I believe the manufacturers. I have heard from several reliable sources about the demand and extra shifts and round-the-clock output, and it all makes sense.
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    That Yahoo is just now catching on to this is amazing. "Well look who just caught up!"
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    I have quietly amassed 8300 rounds of 9mm over the last year. I don't consider myself a hoarder, but wanted some on-hand as we just started shooting handguns just over a year ago. We need to practice.

    My wife and I standardized on the 9mm round to makes things easier and I am glad we did. I would simply backorder the ammo online, and wait patiently for three months or so until they shipped it. It worked fine - I just needed the patience.

    BTW, I was flipping channels last night and caught that loon "Dog". He was digging through some dirtbag's trash and found a box of Blazer Brass 9mm ball ammo with one cartridge in it and he says, "Hey, 9mm! These are cop killers!"

    What a tool bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMac View Post
    BTW, I was flipping channels last night and caught that loon "Dog". He was digging through some dirtbag's trash and found a box of Blazer Brass 9mm ball ammo with one cartridge in it and he says, "Hey, 9mm! These are cop killers!"

    What a tool bag.
    Have you noticed what he is "armed" with? A paint-ball gun!!!
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    I emailed the White House web page asking the president to make a public announcement stating he won't go after guns and ammo. In an attempt to curb some of these ammo shortages.

    Surprise, here I sit still holding my breath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majorlk View Post
    Have you noticed what he is "armed" with? A paint-ball gun!!!
    He's a convicted felon.

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    No ammo shortage here, but then I started buy two years ago...we were all warned.
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    I still find that 12 gauge ammunition is still easy to obtain. Finding 9mm ammo has been getting a little easier but still not as widely available as it was a couple years ago.
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    This does bring up question that I've been pondering for a while now? How much 12 gauge ammo should I be hoarding (I mean storing) for less than ideal situations (aka when SHTF)?

    Further, what type 12 gauge ammo should we be storing as well?
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    I read in Guns & Ammo that the .380 rounds were only made during a certain part of the year...

    What I want to know is why they don't open more factories. I'm sure there's plenty of workers willing to man it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNinjaGo View Post
    What I want to know is why they don't open more factories.
    Most industry experts expect the ammo shortage to come to an end as hoarders fill their inventories. Ammo manufacturers cannot justify capital expenses to add capacity (buying new production machinery and building new facilities) to meet a short duration demand peak. So they put their workers on overtime schedules and add work shifts. That approach increases production by about 10-30% but doesn't keep up with today's very high market demand.

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    I find all of thisvery interesting and this administration scares the hell out of me. The cost of ammo is a real bummer as well, it cost too much to enjoy shooting a couple hundred rounds at one outing, unless its .22. I havnt been shooting as much as I like.

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    I saw three stories one right after another in the paper yesterday, the first one was about the waiting list for CWL's in Florida, the second one was by a different reporter about the Ammo shortages in local shops and the Manufacturers trying to keep up. The third one was by yet another reporter referencing the violent crime rates in our area. For some strange reason they seem to be going down, hmmmm I wonder why. I wonder if they teach basic math in reporters school these days.

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